Swap-bot Time: March 24, 2023 5:16 am


Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: March 22, 2023
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
My Instagram: A Joy Filled Mailbox
My YouTube: A Joy Filled Mailbox

About Me

Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 52 year old married mother of two young adults. We have a bearded dragon named Lionel and two Gecko lizards...Janet and Lizzie. Our sweet doggie Chuck went to heaven this year, 2022. I enjoy my wonderful family!

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, born and raised here. I am an accountant and work for several restaurants.

PersonalityType: INFP-T

My focus word for 2023 is CONSISTENT (I have some goals I really want to go after this year).

Me, A-Z

These are the things I love...

A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels

B: Bullet Journaling; Bookmarks; the Beach;

C: Christmas, my favorite holiday; Crochet; Cheerful anything; My Cricut machine; Candles; chocolate (dark is my favorite, but I love it all);

D: Daisies

E: Elephants, my favorite animal; Envelopes

F: French Bulldogs; Flipbooks; Family

G: Genealogy; Game of Thrones; Gudetama The Lazy Egg

H: my planner, the Hobonichi Cousin, Home Spa Time; Happy Mail; Handmade anything; (trips to) Hollywood; Hearts; Hot Cocoa; Halloween

I: Ink Pens, all kinds!

J: Journals


L: Letters in my Mailbox; Libra, my sign; Leopard Print; The Little Mermaid (Disney); Letter Sets

M: Mermaids; Miniature anything, I love tiny things!!; the Moon

N: Notecards; Naps

O: Octopus, the Ocean; Orange/chocolate flavor combinations; October, my birthday month

P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts (The Office Ladies, What Should I Read Next are favorites); playing cards, any random cards you might have...I am putting together my Franken-deck

Q: Quiet Time

R: Reading (see below); Running, although I haven't done it in a while, The Raiders (Oakland/Las Vegas)

S: Sewing; Stationery sets; Stickers; Sparkles; Starbucks, especially the holiday flavors; Soap, handmade or bought...I love having nice hand soap at my sink;

T: Tea, I love all kinds; Traveller's notebook, standard size, Trader Joe's shopping bag from your region

U: Under the Sea themes;

V: Vanilla, my favorite scent; Vintage Homemaking; my Vanity Table

W: Washi Tape; the Golden State Warriors; What We Do in the Shadow (movie and show)


Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!; YouTube


Favorite Books

I like mysteries, I am a reader of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series. …Amazon Prime is current airing a series based on the books! I’m so excited!! The show is called Three Pines.

I get most of the books for my to-be-read list from the podcast What Should I Read Next. If you haven't listened to this podcast I would highly recommend it, it is lots of fun.

Books I've read and enjoyed (that I can think of right now): Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; The Dry by Jane Harper; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Favorite Movies

My very favorites are:


Groundhog Day

Overboard (the one with Goldie Hawn)

Let The Right One In (I don't normally enjoy "horror" movies, but this Swedish film is sooo good! If you've seen it I would love to hear your thoughts!!)

Favorite Television

My Favorite TV Shows:

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

What We Do in the Shadows

The Office



jay9 rated for Coloring Collab 2023 #2 on Mar 7, 2023
Comment: Thank You krspellman for the postcard, as well as the new card to color. I am happy to get to send it home. 🙂
Comment: Great timing, just got the journal today! I'm excited to use and decorate this journal, thank you so much! Happy March!
Comment: Very cool!!!.minty cards too. Thanks
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous journal! It is absolutely delightful. <3
Comment: Thank you for the great diary, plan to curl up tomorrow and read it all.
Karen07 rated for R & W: Read a Christmas Story on Jan 7, 2023
Comment: Glad that you enjoyed the swap, Kathy! I enjoyed your letter and the postcard. It really is nice to steal a little reading time for yourself during the holidays. Happy 2023!
kristyrogers rated for E-mail Accountability swap #24 on Dec 31, 2022
Comment: Great job!!
Comment: Kathy, thank you so much for the gorgeous journal! I love the neutral base (with hints of my favorite color- mint/teal) to work with- I love bright colors but have been challenging myself to use more neutrals so this is WONDERFUL! Thanks for the awesome journal, I can't wait to play in it!
Comment: thank you and best of luck!
Comment: I love the card you sent and the adorable postcard was an added bonus. Thank you and Happy Holidays.
QuinGem rated for E-mail accountability swap #23 on Dec 16, 2022
Comment: Good job. Every little bit done is progress.
kristyrogers rated for E-mail accountability swap #23 on Dec 15, 2022
Comment: Awesome job!
Vickyen rated for Swaps. Christmas card swap on Dec 11, 2022
Comment: Hi Kathy! Thank you for the adorable Christmas card and pc! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Oh my gosh! What a beautiful card!! I love it so much - thank you for the Christmas PC!! I really appreciate it. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks ever so much for my beautifully wrapped gifts which arrived today. Added to my basket to open later this month. Today I opened the first of your gifts which was the letter set and stickers. Love the note paper!! Thanks ever so much.
Comment: Hi! OhMyGosh! Thank you so much for this PERFECT Christmas themed journal. Really cool how you decorated the outside cover and inside pages--just love it. Everything is decorated so festively and it's just making me very happy. I had a rough day yesterday and this is just what I needed. Thank you for the wonderful and very generous tuck-ins. I'm just going on and on because I love everything. I sincerely appreciate the time and effort you put into creating this journal for me. Addendum: I just noticed that the journal is handmade. Thank you so much for the towel as well. WOW!! Merry Christmas.
Response: I’m so glad you like it!! :-) I had fun making it.
QuinGem rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #22 on Nov 30, 2022
Comment: Great job on your list. You got quite a bit done. Keep it up! :)
Mystic01 rated for Happy Mailbox ALL MONTH November on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for everything that you sent. Just curious how did you make the flip book?
Response: You are very welcome, I had a fun month. I will find the video and message you the link for instructions, it’s a fun one to make :-)
Comment: Thank you for the cards!
riftvegan rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #21 on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Good Job! I need to declutter and tidy and clean as well... I'll do good for a couple days and then go back to ignoring it again! Why is it so hard?? :) Your Holiday Prep Spreadsheet sounds so wonderfully organized!! great idea!

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 23, 2021:

A HUGE HUG and gigantic praises for my Squirrel stockings you sent for the WIYM Stuff the stocking September USA. So adorable,,squirrels paddeling down the river in a canoe. Just love them. Thank you so very much. Merry Christmas---Michelle

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Stepht on Jan 8, 2021:

Hey Kathy! Thank you for the cute postcard!! I'm so glad you liked the mermaid stuff. Happy New Year!! <3

debtea2 on Nov 14, 2020:

Put a little Pumpkin spice in your life

nomadmama on Nov 10, 2020:

I got my first mail for Happy Mail all Month yesterday! Thak you. We do definitely have a lot in common. What an exciting elector your daughter to have as her first! I just finished Radicals and Roses by Susan Zimet about women's suffrage. I am not a big non-ficton person, so I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging it was.

ittybittykitty on Oct 31, 2020:

Happy Halloween!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 28, 2020:


Have a fun and safe Halloween!

debtea2 on Oct 2, 2020:

thisismeAXiD on Oct 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

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